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The latest news, food for thought, recipes you’ll love, great advice on everything from raising kids to nurturing bees, plus videos designed to entertain, educate and enlighten. If you’d like to find out what’s on our mind – or let us know what’s on yours -- this is place to be.

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Making your child’s hospital stay easier

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Author: Alexandra Pecci

My daughter, Chloe, is the star of a brand new book, and she couldn't be prouder or more excited about it. The book is all about one of her recent adventures, and there are pictures of her on every page. It's called, "Chloe Goes to the Hospital."

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Recipes We Love: Gluten-Free Shortbread

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Author: Seventh Generation

Breakfast treat, afternoon snack or delightful desert, there's nothing like the lovely, buttery taste of shortbread. This recipe is especially wonderful because it's gluten-free!

Gluten Free Shortbread

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Spring Rambles with my Son

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Author: Liz Moorhead

Spring is tantalizingly close. We've spent the last few weeks reluctantly trapped indoors, out of the icy cold and slush. Now that we're inching toward warm weather and greenery, I'm anxious to plan some outdoor fun.

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Do Chemicals Affect Children’s Brains?

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Author: the Inkslinger

Let’s face facts: chemicals don’t often make headline news, so the people who devote their lives to studying them usually spend those lives in obscurity. Heroes to all, they’re known by nearly none.

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Recipes We Love: Shepherd’s Pie

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Author: Andrea Todd

Cooking comfort food helps pass winter days inside, and as we brace ourselves for more snow in the northeast, here is something tasty to warm your body and soul. In the summer and fall when items are fresh, I want to make them available in winter so I prepare and freeze items.

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What’s Really Lurking in Your Family’s Clothing?

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Author: the Inkslinger

As someone with a simple, mostly well-worn wardrobe, my innocently soft and ragtag collection of clothes has always been the least of my worries. Crimes against fashion aside, it just didn't give me much to wonder about. But now I'm wondering just what I've been wearing.

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Why We’re Raising Our Family in the City

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Author: Liz Moorhead

As friends around me begin to have children, they start to migrate. Plans involving kids seem to necessitate moving to the suburbs, to the "good schools," to lower crime rates and larger backyards. It's even implied that my husband and I will do the same. Questions about where we'll move, and when, pepper conversations that are otherwise unrelated.

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Recipes We Love: Beet Winter Blues with Roots

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Author: Andrea Todd

Beets are a great source of natural sugars and vitamins, and I find myself with an abundance in my fridge mid-winter. So, recently I boiled a giant batch and have them at the ready for a salad, or snack. Turmeric is also a wonderful spice with health and taste benefits.

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Rules to Design By: Green Chemistry Principles

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Author: the Inkslinger

While researching an article on Green Chemistry, I stumbled across an entry on the subject in the ever amazing Wikipedia. It contained something that I didn't know existed: a set of principles to guide chemists in greening their labs and the things those labs create.

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Raw Food Diet: Lifesaver or Passing Fad?

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Author: Seventh Generation

Sting sings its praises. Demi Moore swears by it. It just might be Cher's secret "fountain of youth" and even Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and tennis great Venus Williams have turned to a raw diet at times for reasons that ranged from wanting to look and feel better to losing weight.

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